The Bootleg's Contributing Columnist Steve "MizzouCard" Easton watched his post-season curse strike once again as his latest family road trip resulted in yet another disappointing result for the Cardinal. At some point, Steve believes his catastrophic Cardinal Karma™ has to change - or perhaps the guy should just stay home and watch these games on TV! Can The Bootleg get a restraining order?
April 8, 2009
Full Court's Jim Clark previews what many believe will be this year's true National Championship game between first-seeded Connecticut and second-seeded Stanford. Theset two teams, meeting in a rematch of last year's national championship semifinal, are playing the best basketball in the tournament. The winner should have a relatively easy time with the Louisville-Oklahoma victor.
April 4, 2009
Stanford took care of Iowa State 74-53 to advance to the Final Four for the second year in a row. The Cardinal happily accepted the Cyclones' invitation to pound the ball inside to center Jayne Appel. Forty-six points later, Appel had a new school record and Stanford was hoisting the Berkeley Regional trophy.
March 31, 2009
The first three games of the PAC-10 women's tournament ended in upsets, as for the first time in tournament history, even the league's bottom seed managed to advance to the quarterfinals. But by the end of the second day of action, all but one of the top seeds were headed to Saturday's semifinals, where they will be joined by sixth-ranked USC, which upset the Number-Three seed, Arizona State.
March 14, 2009
The PAC-10 Women's Conference Tournament moves to Los Angeles this year, in a new time frame. But Stanford once again returns as regular season champ and odds-on favorite to win it all, says Full Court's Christopher Thompson, who previews the brackets and the post-season honorees.
March 12, 2009